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Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jan;15(1):55-8. doi: 10.4103/1319-3767.45061.

Rupture of multiple splenic artery aneurysms: a common presentation of a rare disease with a review of literature.

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Department of Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


The splenic artery is the most frequent site of visceral arterial aneurysms. Usually a splenic artery aneurysm occurs as a single event; rupture is frequent, sometimes occurring as the first symptom and is sometimes fatal. This article presents a case of ruptured multiple splenic artery aneurysms-the symptoms and signs, operative and perioperative management, as well as a literature review of this clinically important entity.


Fibromuscular dysplasia; liver cirrhosis; portal hypertension; rupture; splenic artery aneurysm; sudden death

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